With the end of April coming on fast, we know your time is in especially short supply. Here’s the essential information you need as we race towards May. 

In this issue:

Super School Visit

Vandegrift High School

The Vipers took the bite out of the COVID-19 pandemic and found ways to strike back! Leander ISD Board President Trish Bode discovered with her own two eyes the real power of overcoming obstacles.

Super School Visits started as an effort to see how schools and staff were coping with the challenges of this school year. Through walking hallways, we are discovering not only each campsus’ resilience but also its unique story. Super School Visits premiere Wednesdays and Sundays.

Vista Ridge High School

Cedar Park High School

Rutledge Elementary

New and Current Student Registration for 2021-22 is Now Open!

To provide accurate staffing, classrooms, and resources for our students we are asking our families to register earlier than usual this year and we need your help! Registration is now open for all new and returning students. It only takes a few minutes to complete, so please sign up your students today! 

We also need help spreading the word with your friends and neighbors and you are our greatest advocates! Please share the news in passing, playing at the park, on social media, HOA meetings, and newsletters, in any way you can think of to make sure we have what we need for each of our kids next year. Thank you for your help with this endeavor! 
For new and current student registration information, click here. 
For specific information about 3- and 4-year-old PreK click here. 

Student Transfer Window Open Until April 30

The student transfer window for the 2021–22 school year is open until April 30. Learn more about transfer availability and information on the application process.

Secure your Secondary Student’s Laptop for the 2021-22 School Year

Families may now secure their secondary students’ mLISD laptops for the upcoming school year. More information on costs and payment options.

Elementary and Secondary Virtual Job Fairs

Leander ISD Virtual Job Fair for elementary and secondary teaching positions will be held, April 21 and April 28 from 3 – 7 p.m.

Refining the Graduate Profile

As work continues on refining the new Graduate Profile, we are seeking your help in identifying the most critical skills you believe students will need for each domain. Please take a moment to complete this survey and share your thoughts.

Equity and Diversity

The district’s Equity and Diversity Advisory Committee is reviewing information gleaned from its 10 listening sessions from February, March, and April. The results will be part of a presentation at a Board of Trustees meeting in the coming weeks. In the meantime, LISD staff are working to identify companies and/or consultants to lead a Board training/workshop related to the role of governance around topics such as equity and diversity.

Board Briefs 

It’s (mostly) all about the 2021–22 budget, baby! The Leander ISD Board of Trustees will meet for its regular meeting Thursday, April 22 at 6:15 p.m. Planning for the uncertainties of the next school year will take center stage, including employee compensation, major maintenance, and more.

View the full agenda here and watch the live stream here.

LISD State of the District

LEEF in partnership with the Cedar Park, Leander and West Austin chambers of commerce present the 2021 State of the District luncheon, both live streamed and at Vista Ridge High School, featuring Leander ISD superintendent Bruce Gearing, Ed.D.

For more information, visit https://leeftx.org/sod/

PTA Reflections 2020-2021 Celebration

The Leander ISD Council of PTAs celebrated student submissions in the annual Reflections art program ceremony hosted at Gupton Stadium on Saturday, April 17. Congratulations to all students who participated!